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Furniture Standards

Design and planning of educational and laboratory environments involves an in-depth knowledge of the latest British and European furniture standards, building bulletins and DDA regulations. We have listed the various standards applicable below for your reference.    

British/ European Standards

  • BS 1021-1:2006 Assessment of the Ignitability of Upholstered Furniture
  • BS EN 1729-1:2006 Chairs & Tables for Educational Institutions
  • BS3202-1&2:1991 Laboratory Furniture & Fittings
  • BS 4875-1:2001 Strength & Stability of Furniture
  • BS 4875-5:2001 Strength & Stability of Tables & Trolleys
  • BS 4875-7:1998 Strength & Stability of Storage Furniture
  • BS 4875-8:1998 Strength & Stability of Non-domestic Storage Furniture
  • BS 5873-1:1980 Educational Furniture - Specification for functional dimensions identificationand finish of chairs and table for educational institutions
  • BS 5873-2:1991 Educational Furniture - Specification for strength and stability of chairs for educational institutions.
  • BS5873-3:1985 Educational Furniture - Specification for strength and stability of tables for educational institutions.
  • BS 5873-4:1998 Educational Furniture - Specification for strength and stability of storage furniture for educational institutions.
  • BS 5873-5:1998 Education Furniture – Specification for Security of Fixed Storage Furniture
  • BS 7176:1995 Specification for Resistance to Ignition of Upholstered Furniture for Non-domestic Seating
  • BS 7258-1:1994 Laboratory Fume Cupboards
  • BS 8300 Design of buildings & their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people – code of practice
  • BS EN 1729 The New Standard for Classroom Furniture in all UK Schools
  • BS EN 1729-1:2006 Furniture, Chairs and Tables for Educational Institutions Functional Dimensions
  • BS EN 1729-2:2006 Chairs and Tables for Educational Institutions Requirements and Test Methods

Building Bulletins

  • BB102 - Designing for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities in mainstream and special schools
  • BB99 - Briefing Frameworkfor Primary School Projects
  • BB98 - Briefing Frameworkfor Secondary School Project
  • BB96 - Meeting the educational needs of children and young people in hospital
  • BB95 - Schools for theFuture: Designs for learning communities
  • BB94 - Inclusive School Design
  • BB92 - Modern ForeignLanguages Accommodation: A Design Guide
  • BB89 - Art Accommodationin Secondary Schools
  • BB88 - Fume Cupboards in Schools
  • BB87 - Guidelines for Environmental Design
  • BB86 - Music Accommodation in Secondary Schools
  • BB85 - School Grounds: AGuide to Good Practice
  • BB84 - School BoardingAccommodation: A Design Guide)
  • BB82 - Area Guidelinesfor Schools - revised 2002
  • BB81 - Design and Technology Accommodation in Schools: A Design Guide
  • BB80 - Science Accommodation in Secondary Schools: A Design Guide
  • BB77 - Designing for Pupils with Special Educational Needs: Special School
  • BB71 - The Outdoor Classroom Second Edition

Additional Information

  • DfEE Guide 7 ~ Furniture & Equipment In Schools A Purchasing Guide
  • Furniture & Equipment In Schools A Purchasing Guide
  • Managing Ionising Radiations & Radioactive Substances L93 ~ August 2001
  • School Design Unit Publication List
  • Design & Planning Labs L14 ~ March 2000
  • Technicians & Their Jobs L228 ~ December 2002
  • The Disability Discrimination Act 1995

For further information on any of the standard above please contact us.

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